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One of the fab parties this week at the Tribeca Film Festival was the Tuesday evening bash at BAR 13, hosted by Wallflower Press, the largest publisher of film books and magazines in the United Kingdom. Yoram Allon, Editorial Director and Publisher, was in Gotham with his wife Nicky Allon and editor Ian Haydn Smith as part of the company’s North American launch of the INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE, the authoritative Yearbook of International Cinema, and FILM & FESTIVALS MAGAZINE, a quarterly coveri...

Wallflower Press Launch At Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, May 1--------One of the fab parties this week at the Tribeca Film Festival was the Tuesday evening bash at BAR 13, hosted by Wallflower Press, the largest publisher of film books and magazines in the United Kingdom. Yoram Allon, Editorial Director and Publisher, was in Gotham with his wife Nicky Allon and editor Ian Haydn Smith as part of the company’s North American launch of the INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE, the authoritative Yearbook of International Cinema, and FILM & FESTIVALS M...

NEWSLETTER N° 339: November 14, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Recent coverage from fest21.com on Lo...

Festival Regard sur le Jeune Cinéma: « Sexe, liberté et cinéma » du 30 avril au 6 mai 2008

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Après Ces films qui travaillent le réel en 2006 et les films sauvages en 2007, la programmation annuelle 2008 de "Regard sur le Jeune cinéma" explorera les luttes pour les libertés sexuelles et l'émancipation des femmes. L'occasion pour la Mission cinéma de l'Espace Magnan de soutenir l'initiative de l'Association culturelle Polychromes et de partager quelques unes des soirées de la 1ère édition des Rencontres Cinématographiques "D'un genre à l'autre". En la prése...

European Film Promotion at the Buenos Aires Festival

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European Film Promotion at the 10. Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, April 08-20, 2008Strong presence of innovative European cinema in Buenos AiresEuropean Film Promotion (EFP) and the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI) continue their collaboration at the 10th edition of Latin America’s premiere independent film event. 2008 marks the fifth year that EFP and BAFICI join together in creating a promotional platform which highlights the work...

German Film Award Nominations 2008

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The German Film Academy announced today the nominations for 15 categories of the 2008 German Films Awards (LOLA). The award ceremony takes place on April 25th in Berlin. The following films are nominated: Best Feature FilmAND ALONG COME TOURISTS produced by 23/5 Filmproduktion, directed by Robert ThalheimON THE EDGE OF HEAVEN produced by corazón international, directed by Fatih AkinCHERRY BLOSSOMS produced by Olga Film, directed by Doris DörrieSHOPPEN produced by ralf westhoff filmproduktion,...

German Film Award Nominations 2008

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The German Film Academy announced today the nominations for 15 categories of the 2008 German Films Awards (LOLA). The award ceremony takes place on April 25th in Berlin. The following films are nominated:Best Feature FilmAND ALONG COME TOURISTS produced by 23/5 Filmproduktion, directed by Robert ThalheimON THE EDGE OF HEAVEN produced by corazón international, directed by Fatih AkinCHERRY BLOSSOMS produced by Olga Film, directed by Doris DörrieSHOPPEN produced by ralf westhoff filmproduktion, D...

Thirty sixth edition of Belgrade Fest 2008

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The thirty sixth edition of the International Film Festival in Belgrade Serbia, FEST 2008 (22nd of February-2nd of March) display latest films of the world in nowadays (art film and commercial film), this time putting Serbian cinematography into the European culture. With its top program FEST08 walks into his 36 years of existence with over 100 guests from the domestic and international film industry. The guest of honor however, Volker Schlondorff has opened the festival with his latest film “...

Highlights of the Sarasota Film Festival 10th Anniversary

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The Sarasota Film Festival kicks-off its 10th Anniversary with a sneak-peak at some of the highlights of this years films, honorees and special programs; Among them is the announcement of the three major competitions, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Independent Visions - each showcasing a selection of the finest films at the festival. Special programs include Face To Face: The Films of Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman; and Israel@60: The Nation, The Diaspora and Beyond. For ...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones for the opening

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

Cannes got U2 but Berlin scores Scorsese & the Stones

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With the world premiere of the Rolling Stones concert film, Shine a Light by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, the 58th Berlin International Film Festival will open tomorrow, February 7, 2008. Director Martin Scorsese, and Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood are all coming to Berlin to attend this big event. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick will open the Festival together with Minister of State and Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs Bernd Neumann, Governing Mayo...

THESSALONIKI FORTY-EIGHT - THE GRAND OPENING WITH BALLOONS ON HIGH

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THESSALONIKI FORTY-EIGHT THE GRAND OPENING WITH BALLOONS ON HIGH. By Alex Deleon for www.filmfestivals.com Barely recovered from the road fatigue suffered on an arduous 26 hour bus trip through six intervening countries down from Poland, 2000 Km. north of here and -- Whiz-Bang -- we're already three days into the festival. Friday, opening night, was a mighty gala with good vibes inside and outside of the stately cavernous OLYMPION theater, in spite of a heavy sprinkle from the skies above Πλ...

German Films Go North: Happy cinema-goers and filmmakers

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The evening of the second Sunday in Advent saw the cinema projector in Stockholm being turned off for „German Films Go North".In retrospect, one can say that the fourth Festival of German Films surpassed the success of the previous year. Both the audience figures and the interest of the press and distributors were higher.In Copenhagen (26 – 29 November), the most enthusiastic reception was given to the film THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE) by Fatih Akin, which won the Audience Awar...

John Sayles to Receive Palm Springs American Maverick Award

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will open on Thursday, January 3, 2008 with the U.S. premiere of Then She Found Me, co-written and directed by Academy Award winner Helen Hunt. Marking Hunt’s directorial debut, the film will screen at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Springs High School followed by an Opening Night Reception at the Desert Museum. Hunt is expected to attend the premiere of her film. The film also stars Bette Midler, Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick. The 19th A...

Festival of German Films in London celebrated its 10th jubilee

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Thefestival has been showing German films in London with increasing success over the past 10 years. This November again saw many aficionados of German cinema coming to the Curzon Soho arthouse cinema. Apart from the opening film 8 MILES HIGH (DAS WILDE LEBEN) there were sell-out performances for another six films.Director Achim Bornhak, lead actress Natalia Avelon and producer Dietmar Guentsche were able to see that the wild life of Uschi Obermaier and her friends still have a great appeal in Lo...

European Film Awards: The Year of The Romanian Film

Tuesday, December 4----------The year 2007 will be remembered for many things.....but one of the biggest surprises, at least in the worlds of film and media, has been the emergence of the former Communist state of Romania as the hottest film producing territory, not only in Europe, but also worldwide. Of course, a few international arthouse hits does not a thriving industry make, but if one wanted to get a sense of where the energy and inspiration in contemporary cinema could be coming from next...

Thesssaloniki festival grand debut

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Barely recovered from the road fatigue suffered on an arduous 26 hour bus trip through six intervening countries down from Poland, 2000 Km. north of here and -- Whiz-Bang -- we're already three days into the festival. Friday, opening night, was a mighty gala with good vibes inside and outside of the stately cavernous OLYMPION theater, in spite of a heavy sprinkle from the skies above Plateia Aristoteles (Atistotle Square). For once on an opening night the speeches, ably translated from Greek for...

European Film Award Nominations

 Monday, November 5---------The European Film Academy has announced the nominations for the 20th European Film Awards during this past weekend's Seville Film Festival. Academy members, who number over 1800, will now vote for the winners, which will be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin on December 1st. The nominees and ultimate winners should give an indication of what European films will be nominated for Oscar and BAFTA Awards later this season.BEST EUROPEAN FILM4 LUNI, ...

Nominations for the European Film Awards

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At the Seville Film Festival the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 20th European Film Awards.The 1,800 EFA Members will now vote for the winners which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on 1 December in Berlin.Nominated are:EUROPEAN FILM 20074 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILE (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), Romania directed by Cristian Mungiu produced by Mobra Film SRLAUF DER ANDEREN SEITE (The Edge of Heaven), Germany/Turkey directed by Fatih Akin ...

Marital Drama from Finland Best Director at the Münster Film Festival

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Aleksi Salmenperä from Finland won the prize for Best Director at the 12th Münster Film Festival in 2007. The prize worth EUR 10,000 was unanimously awarded to «Man’s Job» by a prestigious jury. The thematic competition which this year focussed on the subject of «Work! Don’t Work!» and consisted of eight European feature films selected by the Festival’s Director Barbara Fischer-Rittmeyer, is unique in Germany’s film festival scene. The marital drama about a Finnish man, who after l...

22e Festival du Film de Bastia Arte Mare

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Films et Arts de la Méditerranée17-25 novembre 2007 Les arts méditerranéens dans toutes leurs diversités seront mis à l'honneur du 17 au 25 novembre au cœur d'une des plus belles villes de Corse, lors de la 22e édition du Festival de Bastia - Arte Mare. Depuis plus de vingt ans, Bastia célèbre et honore la culture méditerranéenne. Arte Mare se veut un festival des arts mêlés, faisant la part belle au 7e Art, mais approchant également la littérature, la musique, ...

The Hollywood Film Festival announces the line up

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The Hollywood Film Festival(r) and Hollywood Awards(r), has unveiled the line-up of the finalists for this year's festival, as well as the Hollywood Awards(r) nominees and honorees. The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the festival. HFF also announced the nominees for the Hollywood World Awards(r) and the Hollywood Movie of the Year Awards(r).The 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival(r) will take place October 17 to 21 at ArcLight Cinemas. This year...

Festival of German Films to open in Paris with Nothing But Ghosts

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The Festival of German Films will be held in Paris for the twelfth time from 10 - 16 October 2007. In total, 15 new feature films, one TV movie, four documentaries, six shorts and the NEXT GENERATION 2007 short film program will be presented in the Cinéma L’Arlequin.The festival will be opened by Martin Gypkens' NOTHING BUT GHOSTS (NICHTS ALS GESPENSTER) which received an enthusiastic audience response at the international festival in Locarno. The director and the actresses Maria Simon and In...

The Toronto Torrent

 Tuesday, September 4---------The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North...

The Toronto Torrent

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The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't officially open for another 48 hours, but already a hurricane of film talents, industryites, press and film buffs are descending onto the Ontario metropolis with a torrent that is almost audible. Coming in from Los Angeles, New York and the four corners of the globe, including the just concluded Montreal World Film Festival, and the still continuing Venice Film Festival......all eyes are on "the gateway to North America" as the frenzy, fun and fero...

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